London Solicitors Litigation Association

Competition Litigation: panel discussion

Event date: 
Thursday, 3 March, 2022 - 18:00
Non-members price: 

Venue: Hogan Lovells International LLP, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG

Speakers: Victoria Wakefield QC of Brick Court Chambers, Anthony Maton of Hausfeld LLP, Mark Sansom of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and Elizabeth Jordan of Slaughter and May    

The landscape for class actions in the UK is growing and evolving, with recent decisions in Lloyd v Google (currently the subject of an appeal to the Supreme Court) and Merricks v Mastercard.  This discussion considers the key tactical battlegrounds for claimants and defendants in group actions as to the choice of collective action regime, using these cases to explain the issues: What are the costs and benefits of using the opt-out mechanism? How might these decisions shape the collective action framework more broadly (including outside of the competition sector)? How might the procedural regime impact/be impacted by the litigation funding market?  How likely is reform of the traditional Group Litigation Order class actions regime?                

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Each lecture will begin at 6 p.m., and will last approximately one hour, which will include an opportunity for questions.  The lectures will be followed by an opportunity for drinks and networking.  Materials and, if practicable, a video recording will appear on the LSLA website after the event.